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Nona’s Kitchen
5450 Coast Highway
Pacifica, CA
650 557 1455

The food at Nona’s Kitchen is as close to home made as you can find in any commercial restaurant and it is delicious. Every recipe for each original dish on their extensive menu was invented and then tested by Chef Joreth Toropov. The place indulges you with silver you can get a grip on and bright lavender linen napkins. Everything on the menu is unique with dishes such as pasta pomodoro dotted with vine ripe tomatoes and reeking of garlic and basil for $12 to the “Kitchen Sink Salad with a marvelous variety of tender greens and unexpected veggies like corn and avocado with a light but memorable dressing for $10.

It would be difficult to find another place that serves a ten ounce burger they grind on the premises with your choice of cheese for $8 for lunch. The dinner selections abound with comfort foods like popped roast braised in red wine or bacon-wrapped meatloaf and the weekend brunch served from 10:30-2:30 on weekends offers peaches and cream waffles (remember those?) and eggs benedict on buttermilk biscuits with champagne hollandaise.

The highlight of any meal at Nona’s is the generous plate of baking powder biscuits baked fresh daily and the desserts that are home made. Try “mom’s” award winning apple pie and remember the days when you were small and your mother pulled a pie out of the oven warm and fragrant and unforgettable.

There are wide varieties of drinks including dark, steaming hot coffee served in a mug, endless varieties of teas and sodas and Sioux City Sarsaparilla believe it or not.

Nona’s does not take reservations and the place is very small. On weekends it is often a bit of a wait but very few people complain once they taste this unusual delectable food. No one will rush you, once you are seated. You can eat, chat and eat some more. The cleanliness of the place, the young and enthusiastic staff who remember you the second time you appear and of course those gorgeous old world dishes unlike any you have tasted in the far more expensive and highly touted upscale city restaurants make Nona’s Kitchen worth the trip to the coast. Lunch is served from 11:30 to 2:30, dinner from 5:30-9:00 pm and the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. Nona’s Kitchen is a diner’s paradise, good for the family, great for a special luncheon and divine for a special occasion.

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